There are plenty of good reasons why you might want to learn some new skills and broaden your talents, and two of them would be the fact that it could enhance your work prospects and also how beneficial it can be for your mind to learn something new.

Here is a look at how you can add some more strings to your bow by learning some new skills. There is an overview why you should continue learning new skills, plus an option for learning to play the piano, add a new language to your attributes, and an app that teaches you all about nutrition.

Skills smartphone apps

Skills development, begin again


You cram a lot into your childhood years and are constantly learning new skills and information, but there is no reason why all that should change just because you are now all grown up and making your way in the world.

It starts with basic cognitive skills when you are a child and what skill development means is that there should be a progression into adulthood and allows you to take on more advanced analytical skill challenges.

There are a number of apps that you can download on your android device which will then allow you to continue that journey of discovery and learning so that you can enjoy all the benefits attached to developing your skills beyond their current levels.


Finally, learn that musical instrument


There are plenty of us who took up learning a musical instrument as a kid but never quite saw it through for one reason or another.

Learning to play the piano would be a great skill to have and should bring you hours of enjoyment amongst everything else. You can now learn how to do that on your phone when you download an app like Skoove, which promises to show you an easy way to learn how to play the piano.

If you want to learn how to read sheet music and know the difference between a crotchet and a quaver, this app might just help you to do that.


Learn a new language


Another classic half-finished story would be learning a new language.

So many of us had the lessons at school, got the basics behind us, but never took it any further than that. All that can change if you use an app like Babbel to refresh your existing skills and then take it to the next level so that you can converse with confidence in the language of your choice.

The app offers you a choice of 14 different languages and as the audio content is recorded by native speakers, there is every chance you will sound like a natural when you learn a new language via your smartphone.

If you want to calm your mind while you are running through what you have learned so far, you might want to try the Coloring Book for Me & Mandala, which is aimed at improving mindfulness and also helps you develop some creative skills at the same time.


Become a nutritionist


There is a lot of interest in healthy eating and you could learn all about the world of nutrition through an app like Health IQ. The app provides you with a grounding in healthy eating and nutritional facts, plus it tests you on your knowledge as you go along. Even if you don’t use your newly acquired skill as a nutritionist to help others, it should help you to make more informed eating choices yourself.


If you want to continue testing yourself and adding new skills, your phone could be a useful tool to help you achieve that aim.